We are passionate about empowering participants to become better utility safety leaders and achieve safety success.

Our Facilitators:

  • Frontline facilitators are leading utility industry safety and leadership experts.
  • They utilize their unique personal experiences alongside proven interactive learning methods to meet course learning objectives.
  • Many are authors and contributors to industry publications and events.

Our Management Team:

David McPeak, Director of Professional Development

David McPeak,
Director of Professional Development

Program Development and Facilitators

David McPeak, CSP, CHST, CUSP, CSSM, is the Director of Professional Development at the Incident Prevention Institute of UBM.  David graduated from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a degree in Information Systems and Operations Management.  His professional experience includes operations management along with safety and training.  He holds multiple safety and training certifications from the BCSP, USOLN, and NCCER and has received numerous awards including being recognized as a Rising Star of Safety by the National Safety Council.  David has served as the Chairman of Task Team One of the OSHA ET&D Partnership, on the Editorial Board of Incident Prevention Magazine, and as a member of the North Carolina Apprenticeship Council.

David’s personal interests include family time with his wife and son, golf, basketball, participating in 5K’s, and paddle boarding.  He volunteers for various roles including Sunday School teacher, coach, and Cub Scout Den Leader in his church and community.

 Jim Vaughn, CUSP - Global Energy Solutions

Jim Vaughn, CUSP,
Resident SME and Facilitator

A specialist in Occupational Safety and Health, Jim Vaughn has over 40 years of experience in utility and industrial electrical construction, industrial maintenance and operations; commercial construction and manufacturing and process plant environment safety. Mr. Vaughn has authored numerous procedure and standards documents and technical training programs. His original curriculum for Line Technician training was adopted by the Florida Department of Education and is used broadly across Florida and the electric utility industry. In addition to his OSHA expertise in 1910 and 1926 standards Vaughn also has expertise in international OHSA's safety standards. Mr. Vaughn is highly regarded for his demonstrated skills in hazard identification; plant safety inspection; incident investigation; safety program development and application of consensus standards to meet OSHA requirements.

Mr. Vaughn has written articles on safety and training for several publications and is a sought after speaker on contemporary safety and technical issues and has often been called on for his skills as a post incident electrical forensics consultant. Vaughn has delivered many hours in both the college classroom and adult learner technical training and is recognized for effective technology transfer skills that compliment his safety and technical training courses. Mr. Vaughn currently sits on the Editorial Board at Incident Prevention Magazine.

Derek Rauchenberger, Vice President of Business Development

Derek Rauchenberger,
COO and Vice President of Business Development

Contracting and Scheduling

Derek has had a diverse career that spans 30 years in live entertainment, facility operations and business development. With a degree in marketing, he has worked in a wide variety of roles helping startups and small businesses develop successful teams and business processes. His passion for all things digital along with a strong finance and operations background have allowed him to help us grow and scale the UBM business.

Stacy Fowler, Frontline Project Manager/Technical Support

Stacy Fowler,
Frontline Project Manager/Technical Support

Project Management and Technical Support

Highly skilled, professional and service oriented, Stacy is the Frontline Project Manager for Utility Business Media and handles the technical support needs. Stacy has been with UBM for five years.

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